Cesar Chavez Commemoration Brings Ecology Center Staffer Back to His Roots

Cesar Chavez Commemoration Brings Ecology Center Staffer Back to His Roots
Ecology Center staffer Lorenzo Flores has family connections to the UFW and Chicano movements. Here, he shares his history, and how his present role serving on the César Chávez Dolores Huerta Commemoration Committee has brought him full circle.  “Sí Se Puede! Sí Se Puede! Sí Se Puede!” follows the sound of one loud single hand… Read more »

Kad Smith, Climate Rider on Our Power

Kad Smith, Climate Rider on Our Power
“Our Power” was the cornerstone of my cross country voyage on the People’s Climate Train and march in New York City. “Our Power” is coined by the Climate Justice Alliance and focuses on empowering local living communities in just transitions and a radical shift from extreme energy use and dependence. More philosophically, Our Power represents… Read more »

Two Wins in Sacramento for Local, Clean Energy, and California’s Bag Ban!

Two Wins in Sacramento for Local, Clean Energy, and California's Bag Ban!
Two state bills that we’ve been tracking had great victories last week! AB 2145, a bill that would have destroyed Community Choice Energy programs, died without a vote at the close of the legislative session. California also will be the first state in the country to have a statewide plastic bag ban thanks to SB… Read more »

People’s Climate March on 9/21/14 Will Be Largest in US History

People's Climate March on 9/21/14 Will Be Largest in US History
As heads of state from around the world gather in New York City for a landmark UN Climate Summit, hundreds of thousands of people will mobilize for the People’s Climate March. They plan to peacefully flood the streets as a “movement of movements,” uniting community based organizations, international NGOs, grassroots networks, faith groups, and others,… Read more »